Tension free vaginal tape (TVT) sling


What is the tension free vaginal tape (TVT) sling?The tension free vaginal tape (TVT) sling involves placing a tape of mesh underneath the urethra. This tape acts like a hammock to support the urethra. The use of the tension free vaginal tape (TVT) sling for stress incontinence was paused in 2017, due to safety concerns about mesh and tapes. A …

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TOT bladder operation (transobturator tape)


About your operation You have been diagnosed as having ‘genuine stress incontinence’ (GSI) which is a type of leakage amenable to surgery. The operation you have been recommended involves placing a special tape under the urethra (water pipe) to support the valve mechanism. The tape rests under the urethra without tension. It acts rather like a hammock supporting the urethra …

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